15 Collapsible and Nesting Items to Save Space in your RV

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Want to find some unique ways to save space in your RV? Then perhaps these collapsible and nesting items will work for you.

And a beneficial side effect of many of these products is that they are lightweight. (I know when I had an old truck camper I was very aware of weight.)

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Collapsible & Nesting Items for your RV and Camping Gear Collection

Save some space with one of these clever products.

1. Collapsible Kitchen Bowls

Progressive International Prepworks Thinstore Collapsible Prep/Storage Bowls with Lids - Set of 3,Multicolored

When your friends told you to bring a 6-pack camping, this set of collapsible bowls probably isn’t what they had in mind.

But these are impressive none the less.

There are 3 collapsible bowls and the lids to fit them. Thanks to their compact size they can be stored in a drawer and save the space in your cabinets.

Progressive International Prepworks Thinstore Collapsible Prep/Storage Bowls with Lids - Set of 3,Multicolored

This set is currently rated really well on Amazon.

2. Nesting Bowls (with lids)

COOK WITH COLOR Mixing Bowls with TPR Lids - 12 Piece Plastic Nesting Bowls Set includes 6 Prep Bowls and 6 Lids, Microwave Safe (Blue)

These don’t collapse, but they this set of nesting bowls will save space in your RV kitchen cabinets. The above set is a popular and well-rated option from a company called COOK WITH COLOR.

What’s cool about this set is that it comes with lids.

So if you don’t finish your salad or bag of chips, keep them fresh by putting them in a bowl and putting on the lid.

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3. Nesting Cookware Set

Magma Products, A10-360L-IND, 10 Piece Gourmet Nesting Stainless Steel Cookware Set, Induction Cooktops, Silver

This 10-piece nesting cookware set from Magma Products is designed for compact storage, with pieces that neatly stack within each other.

It is another great way to reduce spread inside your RV cabinets.

Curious about this set? Click here for more details.

4. Collapsible Measuring Cups and Spoons

Collapsible Silicone Soft Measuring Cups and Measuring Spoons,8 pieces Portable Food Grade Silicone Measurement Cup for Liquid & Dry Measuring Baking &Utensils & Travel Measuring Cup,space saver

At home you probably don’t think twice about the space your measuring cups take up in your kitchen. But in a small RV kitchen, space is at a premium.

You can click here to see the current rating of this set.

5. Nesting Storage Containers

Joseph Joseph Nest Lock Plastic BPA Free Food Storage Container Set with Lockable Airtight Leakproof Lids, 10-Piece, Multi-Color

Joseph Joseph Nest Lock Plastic Food Storage Container Set features a cool nesting design that allows all the empty containers to fit neatly together, saving space in your cabinets when not in use.

And the lids add some color too. So you can tell your kids, “It’s the one with the red lid.”

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6. Collapsible Silicone Dishes

Sea to Summit X-Pot 5-Piece Cookware Set for Backpacking and Camping, Olive/Sand

This collapsible set from Sea to Summit includes a collapsible pot, bowl, and mug made from durable silicone that can withstand high temperatures, perfect for cooking and eating meals without the bulk.

These are designed for backpackers and backcountry campers, but if you want to keep down in your RV (such as a truck camper) then this may be an option for you.

7. Collapsible Coffee Dripper (pour over coffee cone)

Attsky Collapsible Pour Over Coffee Dripper for Camp Coffee, Reusable Silicone Coffee Filter Holder for Camping Red

Here is a compact, collapsible dripper that folds flat, allowing campers to enjoy a fresh brew without taking up much space in their backpack or in their camper cabinets.

8. Folding Camping Chair

ALPHA CAMP Oversized Camping Folding Chair, Heavy Duty Support 450 LBS Steel Frame Collapsible Padded Arm Chair with Cup Holder Quad Lumbar Back, Portable for Outdoor,Black

This chair isn’t exactly collapsible (well I hope it doesn’t…it is rated to hold 450 pounds), but it does fold for easy transport and storage.

9. Collapsible Bucket

Camco Collapsible Bucket with Storage Case- Durable Pop Up Bucket with Watertight Fabric, Holds 3 Gallons of Water - Great for RVs, Camping, Fishing, Boating, Hiking and More - Blue (42993), Blank Ski

This Collapsible Bucket from Camco can be used for everything from carrying water to washing dishes, and it collapses flat to save space in your camper.

10. Telescopic Fishing Rod

Zebco Roam Spincast Reel and Telescopic Fishing Rod Combo, Extendable 18.5-Inch to 6-Foot Telescopic Fishing Pole with ComfortGrip Rod Handle, Quickset Anti-Reverse Fishing Reel, Seafoam, 30

This telescopic Fishing Rod and with spincast reel from Zebco compresses into a small package, yet extends out to 6-feet long.

So if you want a fishing rod that’s easy to pack and carry with you, check out a telescopic option.

11. Collapsible Lantern

Collapsible Portable LED Camping Lantern XTAUTO Lightweight Waterproof Solar USB Rechargeable LED Flashlight Survival Kits for Indoor Outdoor Home Emergency Light Power Outages Hiking Hurricane 4-Pack

These rechargeable LED Camping Lanterns collapses to nearly half its size, providing adjustable lighting for your campsite or RV while being easy to store and transport.

And what’s cool is that it comes as a 4-pack so other members in your camping party can have their own lantern to navigate dark paths, or to make it to the washroom safely in the night.

This set has thousands of customer-submitted ratings.

Check current price.

12. Collapsible Trash Can (by Coghlan’s)

Coghlan's Deluxe Pop-Up Trash Can, Spring-loaded Collapsible Garbage Can for Camping, 24 x 19 inches, Heavy-Duty 600D Polyester, 29.5 Gallon, Green

Coghlan’s Pop-Up Camp Trash Can is a lightweight, portable trash container.

It’s great way to help keep your campsite tidy.

It pops up when you need it and folds down into a compact size for storage.

13. Collapsible Water Container

WaterStorageCube BPA-Free Collapsible Water Container with Spigot, Food-Grade Camping Water Storage Carrier Jug for Outdoors Hiking Hurricane Emergency, Foldable Portable Water Canteen (5.3 Gallon)

The company WaterStorage Cube makes this popular, collapsible jug that’s perfect for storing and transporting water for drinking, cooking, or cleaning, easily folding down when not in use.

14. Collapsible Camping Sink

Febortiey Collapsible Dish Tub 9L-Collapsible Basin Bucket Portable Sink-Outdoor Multiuse Foldable Sink Tub Wash Dish Basin for Kitchen Sink RV Camping

These are often marketed as collapsible sinks, but these tubs can be used for lots of things. Such as a foot rinse for dirty little feet, a portable ice bucket to hold beverages, or as a wash basin to soak stained clothes.

15. Collapsible Dish Drying Rack

MontNorth Collapsible Dish Drainer with Drain Plug and Swivel Spout, Space-Saving, Portable Dish Rack for Kitchens, RVs, Campers and Travel Trailers

After you’ve washed your dishes you can dry them in this dish drying rack, then once dried and put away, you can collapse this drying rack for easy storage.

These items are designed to help you make the most of your space while camping or RV’ing, ensuring you can enjoy your outdoor adventures without the clutter.

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